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What do it mean when you tingling in my left arm down threw my finger tips?

What do it mean when you tingling in my left arm down threw  my  finger tips?

Neurologic: Your description sounds like a nerve injury coming from your neck. In cervical radiculopathy the nerve root gets entrapped and causes dysfunction of the nerve and can lead to pain, paresthesias, numbness, or weakness. In carpal tunnel syndrome, the median nerve gets entrapped at the wrist and leads to symptoms in the hands but not usually much up the arm. I hope this helps. ...Read more

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Paresthesia (Definition)

Paresthesia is a symptom in which a person has sensations of tingling or "pins and needles" on some or all of his skin. If a person sleeps on top of his arm, he may have paresthesia in the arm for a short ...Read more


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My 50 yr. Old husband has tingling and numbness feeling in his left arm mainly in his fingers and goes up to his shoulders , what does this mean?

My 50 yr. Old husband has tingling and numbness feeling in his left arm mainly in his fingers and goes up to his shoulders , what does this mean?

Need evaluation: Difficult to determine without an examination. Agree with others who suggest need for medical evaluation to rule out cardiac causes. However, can also be peripheral nerve entrapment such as carpal tunnel syndrome (not uncommon for cts pain to travel up the arm), cubital tunnel syndrome, or cervical radiculopathy. Would highly recommend evaluation. May need emg/ncv testing. ...Read more

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Treating Finger Warts (Checklist)

First verify the type of wart you have before deciding on treatment
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Does tingling in my fingers mean poor blood circulation?

Does tingling in my fingers mean poor blood circulation?

No: Numbness is usually due to a nerve problem rather than circulation. You should be checked for carpal tunnel syndrome and a cervical disk. ...Read more

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Tingling and sharp pain in rt fingers sometimes rt foot at the same time what does that mean?

Tingling and sharp pain in rt fingers sometimes rt foot at the same time what does that mean?

Pinched nerve: Nerve impingement. Pain and sensation travel together down the nerve bundles. When there is compression of the nerves this results in pain, numbness, and tingling. A neurological examination, nerve test, and imaging studies will determine the location of the nerve impingement. ...Read more

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What does it mean when your arm has a tingling sensation from the neck down to ur finger tips and then get numb? Any answers

What does it mean when your arm has a tingling sensation from the neck down to ur finger tips and then get numb? Any answers

? Spinal Stenosis: This may be due to arthritis or stenosis (narrowing) of her cervical spine causing compression and irritation of the spinal cord and nerves in your neck. You should discuss it further with your doctor and if needed see a neurologist. ...Read more

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Does lip numbness and fingers tingling relate to coversyl or coversyl plus? If so what does this mean?

Does lip numbness and fingers tingling relate to coversyl or coversyl plus? If so what does this mean?

Yes. See doc ASAP!: Yes, tingling in lips and fingers can be caused by either version of this medicine. It may indicate low potassium. See your doctor asap! do not stop the medication without express directions from you physician. Take some orange juice and eat a banana in the meantime. ...Read more

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What does tingling hands and fingers mean?

TINGLING HANDS: Tingling hands and fingers could mean many things. First of all, how long has it been going on. Do you take any medications? If it's both hands and fingers, it could be some nerve problems in the hands. Do you have diabetes? Do see your family doctor or dermatologist. Hope it gets better soon. ...Read more

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What does it mean when you have tingling in your left hand and fingres. Had it right hand but now it's in left hand and fingers.?

What does it mean when you have tingling in your left hand and fingres. Had it right hand but now it's in left hand and fingers.?

Sounds c/w nerve : Perhaps you use your hands for repetitive activity such as keyboard activities, and a flexion/extension of your wrists can cause a synovitis at the wrist with subsequent carpal tunnel syndrome, but could be at elbow as an alternative explanation. You may need an EMG test to pin this down, but usually quite reversible. ...Read more

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I ve been on eltroxin for a year 200mg, I am felling numbness and tingling on toes & fingers and muscle weakness. What does this mean?

I ve been on eltroxin for a year 200mg, I am felling numbness and tingling on toes & fingers and muscle weakness. What does this mean?

Probably not: Related to the levothyroxin, but more related to hypothyroidism. Report this symptom to your prescribing doctor. You may need a dosage adjustment. ...Read more

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